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February 6, 2015 – For Immediate Release

Quantum Key West Race Week – Thanking our Sponsors!

Key West, Florida Keys — The 28th edition of "Key West Race Week" was by all measures a great success. Featuring boats from 15 different countries and over 22 US States, this iconic winter regatta owes great thanks to its sponsors. Their support throughout the years is one of race week's critical success factors. Premiere Racing would like to take this opportunity to highlight their loyalty and support.

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January 23, 2015 – For Immediate Release

Fantastic Finish at Key West Race Week

Bill Wagner, Press Officer

Florida Keys, Key West — Most of the marquee classes at Quantum Key West Race Week 2015 came down to the last day of the regatta, which delivered the toughest conditions of the week. Howling winds and rough seas challenging the competitors on Friday, forcing the top contenders to raise their game in order to claim overall victory.

That was certainly the case aboard Bella Mente, the mini maxi skippered by Hap Fauth of Minneapolis. Fauth steered the Judel-Vrolijk 72-footer to first place in both races on Friday to hold off a stiff challenge from skipper Gunther Buerman and his team on Numbers.

"Our plan was to be in position to win going into the last day and that is what happened. The wind Gods cooperated today and gave us great racing. We rose to the occasion and were able to win both races," Fauth said. "I thought the whole crew did an impeccable job. We sailed hard in both races."

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Quantum Key West 2015 Boat of the Week winner!

Quantum Sails logoCongratulations to Calvi Network for winning the ultimate prize at Quantum Key West Race Week — Boat of the Week!

Race Week coverage:

Race Results

Race Week Blog, with reports from on the course!

Boat of the Day & Week winners

Photo galleries

Wags Walks the Docks interviews & articles

Quantum Sails Quantum Sails reports

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Watch Wag Walks the Docks interviews:

January 23, 2015

Gerry Taylor Robin Team Jonathan Swain Ken Legler

All of the Quantum Key West Race Week 2015 interviews, including Stephanie Roble, Paul Cayard, and Terry Hutchinson, can be found here.


Sailing in Key West, course set for Rio

Stuart McNay and David HughesBy Bill Wagner

What do aspiring Olympic sailors do when they take a short break from their campaign? They come to Quantum Key West 2015 and go racing on a Melges 24.

Stuart McNay and David Hughes are aiming to represent the United States in 470 class at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They joined forces shortly after the last Olympics and have been steadily training for the past two-plus years. Continue reading...


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Rating Systems: Today's Realities and Trends for the Future

Seahorse Magazine Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dobbs Davis USA Editor, Seahorse Magazine

Panel: Steve Benjamin, Bruce Benjamin, John Brim, Dick Neville, Rob Weiland

 

J/70 Boat Speed: Tune & Trim To Win

Presented by Quantum Sails, J/Boats, J/70 Class and Premiere Racing

Moderator: Ed Baird

Panel: Allan Terhune, George Szabo, John Mollicone, Jud Smith, Heather Earl Gregg

 

Winning Strategies for Key West

Panel discussion presented by Quantum Sails

Moderator: Ed Baird

Panel: Terry Hutchinson, Jonathan McKee, Jud Smith, Taylor Canfield, Nick Turney, Scott Nixon

 


 

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Quantum Key West 2015 Schedule of Events (pdf)

Quantum Key West 2015 Afternoon Entertainment (pdf)

Quantum Sail Design Group Services and Special Events (pdf)


Quantum Key West Race Week 2015 Notice of Race (pdf)

 

 


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“You can sail a lot of places in the world but there are only a few spots that are really an experience. This is a fun town, and you can’t find a better combination than this. In the end, we’re still doing this for fun, and there’s something for everybody at Key West.” — Skipper of Daring, Swan 42

“To me, this is the premier event in North America. Of all the regattas we’ve won over the years, this one stands out because of the history and tradition. It means a lot to be able to say you won Key West.” — Skipper of Decision, Carkeek 40 Twitter link Facebook logo and link

 


Quantum Key West Race Week 2015

April 21, 2014 — For Immediate Release

2015 Key West Race Week Dates Confirmed — Fleet for annual midwinter classic already taking shape

Key West, Florida Keys — Classes and sailors from across the country and around the world already have Quantum Key West 2015 on the winter calendars. Boats ranging is size from 23 to 72 feet will compete in the waters off America's southernmost city during the 28th edition of Key West Race Week, scheduled for January 18-23.

"Quantum Sail Design Group and its backers recognize how important this international event is to sailing in North America," commented Ed Reynolds, Quantum President. "For nearly 3 decades Key West has kicked off racing here in the U.S. with a superb event that sets the standard for the entire year."

America loves a comeback story and the comeback class for 2015 is expected to be the Melges 24s. The iconic sportboat is on the move and South Florida will play a major role over the next two years as evidenced by the recent announcement about their 2016 World Championship at Quantum Key West. Read the complete release (pdf)